Well it's that time of year again, when we don our party hats, dust off our scales and lick our pens in preparation for setting our new year's resolutions. I know I am more than ready - for some reason I've been inspired to clean my house as though I could sweep some inspiration into these walls like the Santa Ana winds that have rolled across the mountains near my home.
This year I'm vowing to work on my screenplay, finish two novels, crank out that short story and work up some new poems. Hmmm.... I think I'm going to need a twenty-five month year. Or maybe twenty-five years all rolled into the next twelve months.
Many writing sites and books contain advice on setting goals, a notion I am ashamed I used to mock. It all seemed so simple. But that was back in my early days, before I was writing seriously, and before I heard a writing acquaintance speak of the years she spent honing her craft, goal by goal, so she could be the successful author she is today.
What are your new year's goals? Your hopes? Your writing resolutions and dreams? Whatever they are, I wish you much success in 2012.